Detroit, (April 22, 2013) –The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is proud to welcome renowned cellist Lynn Harrell as he presents Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. The performances, lead by Maestro Leonard Slatkin, will also feature Ravel’s La Valse, Ives Symphony No. 2 (Friday only) and No. 4 (Sunday only). The University Musical Society Chamber Singers will join the orchestra for Ives’ Symphony No. 4. Concerts will take place Friday, April 26 at 10:45 a.m. and Sun. April 28 at 3 p.m. at Orchestra Hall.

The DSO invites patrons to enjoy a free pre-concert discussion on Ives’ Symphonies with DSO Assistant Conductor, Teddy Abram on Sunday, April 28. The discussion will take place one hour prior to the concert in Orchestra Hall.

Lynn Harrell’s presence is felt throughout the musical world. A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, his work throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today’s performing artists. Mr. Harrell is a frequent guest of many leading orchestras including Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and the National Symphony among others. In Europe, he has partnered with the orchestras of London, Munich, Berlin, Tonhalle and Israel, and has also toured extensively to Australia, New Zealand, and the Far East. Mr. Harrell has previously recorded with Leonard Slatkin and the Saint Louis Symphony, and was awarded two Grammy Awards in 1981 and 1987 for the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio and the complete Beethoven Piano Trios with Itzhak Perlman and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Internationally acclaimed American conductor Leonard Slatkin began his appointment as Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in September of 2008. He was named Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL), France, beginning with the 2011-12 season. In addition, Mr. Slatkin continues to serve as Principal Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a post that began in the fall of 2008.


Tickets to the “Lynn Harrell Plays Dvořák” at Orchestra Hall begin at $15 and may be purchased at the Max M. Fisher Music Center box office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit); by calling (313) 576-5111; or online at dso.org.  Detroit residents may reserve a ticket for $15 each in any section, excluding the box level, within two weeks of the performance. A valid photo ID with a Detroit address is required. For group discount information (10 people or more), please contact Chuck Dyer at (313) 576-5130 or cdyer@dso.org.


Lynn Harrell Plays Dvorak

Orchestra Hall

Friday, April 26 at 10:45 a.m.

Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m.

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Lynn Harrell, cello

UMS Choral Union Society

Ravel La Valse
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto
IVES Symphony No. 2 (Friday only)
IVES Symphony No. 4 (Sunday only)

About the DSO:

The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in December 2012, is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an unwavering commitment to Detroit. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the 12th Music Director of the DSO during the 2008-09 season and acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik was appointed Principal Pops Conductor in November 2012. The DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock.  A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922 when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series.  Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to impact and serve the community through music.  For more information visit dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.


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